Energy & Water Law

Helping shape the energy & water systems of the future

Operating within the energy and water sectors is incredibly complex, exciting and fast moving, with unrivalled opportunities

We’re exceptionally proud of the deep-rooted energy and water specialisms we have here at Shakespeare Martineau. As one of our priority areas for investment and growth, much of our time and resource is focused upon these related (and converging) sectors, ensuring we are at the forefront of industry developments and are best placed to make a positive difference to our clients

Led by Andrew Whitehead, our 50-strong multi-disciplinary group is proud to live and breathe the sector, specialising in six key areas…

"All of us have one thing in common: we live and breathe the energy and utilities sector, and our advice will always be nuanced and tailored to reflect its unique characteristics. We work hand in hand with you to make the most of the opportunities that exist in this fast paced and exciting industry."

We're proud to be trusted legal advisors to many industry leaders


As a full-service firm with a focus on the energy and water sectors, we’re able to tailor our service offering to fit your needs

Our 50+ energy and water team is made up of lawyers from multiple disciplines across the firm, all of whom act for clients active, or with an interest, in the sectors. These include our specialists in utility regulation and industry codes, as well as experts across real estate, corporate finance, commercial contracts, retail and consumer debt, litigation and, uniquely for a law firm, our in house planning consultants.

Organised loosely across five themed groups, the structure of our team is designed to reflect the unique and diverse nature of the sectors.  The knowledge our experts bring across the many dimensions of the utility landscape allows us to give you clear, concise advice – combined with strong commercial flair – to deliver bespoke solutions when you need them.

Our expertise spans the country, as well as internationally – delivered through our European and global networks

Associated European Energy Consultants

The Associated European Energy Consultants (AEEC) is an association of pre-eminent energy law specialists comprising market leading law firms from across Europe.


We are the UK member of Privacy Rules, a global network of experts on data privacy.

International Trademark Association

We are long standing members of the International Trademark Association (INTA), a global association of brand owners & professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP).

State Law

SLR is comprised of highly rated law firms from each U.S. state capital, as well as the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom.


We are a founding member of Multilaw, a global legal network of over 10,000 lawyers in more than 150 commercial centres worldwide.

How can we help?

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